Happy Birthday to Blog

One year ago, after sensing God’s prodding for quite some time, I started this blog with the simple hope and prayer that it would be a helpful resource for worship leaders who just want to be more effective in serving God and his church.

I wasn’t sure if starting it was a good idea, so I sent a link to a few friends and asked for their input. Since I hadn’t done the official stuff like reserve a domain name yet, I asked them to keep it private. Bob Kauflin didn’t read that last part and recommended this blog via his Twitter and Facebook feeds. I wasn’t expecting that!

I’m grateful to Bob for that little push (not to mention his friendship and mentoring), and for encouraging me to just go ahead and write! I’m grateful to all of you who read, comment, and share this blog with others. And I’m grateful to my church for supporting me and encouraging me in branching out in this way.

My amazing wife, Catherine, has been a constant encourager, cheerleader, editor, and support. She is my partner in ministry, my best friend, and a lover of Jesus.

I really do pray that this blog helps worship leaders – average, humble, faithful worship leaders doing the hard work in regular churches across the world – and encourages us in our passion for the glory of God.

Thanks for reading!

7 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to Blog

  1. Cyrus W July 5, 2010 / 11:07 pm

    Happy birthday blog indeed! Thanks for sharing so much with your readers, Jamie!

  2. Sam July 6, 2010 / 2:37 am

    Just wanted to say thank you for doing this! I think your articles are so helpful – keep up the good work!

  3. sammydaviesjr July 6, 2010 / 12:02 pm

    Happy Birthday Blog and thanks very much Jamie for your insights, you’ve been a blessing this last year

  4. johnforbis July 6, 2010 / 3:18 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday! Appreciate this blog very much, one of the few that I read each and every post from!

  5. Jon Las July 7, 2010 / 2:09 am

    Happy birthday, Blog!
    A cyber toddler that has already touched and taught hundreds of other worship leaders!

    The Lord bless you, Jamie.

  6. William July 7, 2010 / 7:41 am

    Thanks for your ministry here Jamie, I know I’ve been reading and applying the lessons you’ve shared here in my local church all the way in Auckland, New Zealand. May the Lord continue to strengthen and uphold you and your family!

  7. Tim Sharpe July 26, 2010 / 9:27 pm

    Great stuff, Jamie. Please do keep it up. One request: I’d love to see set-lists of what you’re doing at tFC. From some of the songs you mention, it seems like our churches would have similar tastes, and it’s always interesting to hear what’s working well in other contexts.

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